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The Dingle

Cromer, Norfolk (Ref. 920545)

3.8

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

26 Customer Reviews

  • "All the guests agreed that the sofas in the main lounge need to be replaced."

    The picture on the website needs to be replaced by a better one, which will sell the property. People can be put off by the photo. Need to clearly indicate the layout of the property, especially that the upstairs toilet can be only used by the couple in that room (someone else will not cross the whole room, from near their bed) to go to toilet. Therefore 4 of us had to use the WC/Bathroom downstairs. If there are parents & children then it is OK, but as we were 3 separate couples (not from 1 household), it was not suitable. It would help to have couple of extra toilet rolls. Thanks for all the goodies including milk. Very good location. Would come back.

    Reviewed by MitaOct 2021

  • "This house is in a great location, close to beach and town."

    Spacious house for families with older children. They love the Netflix WiFi, two sitting rooms, being able to walk into town. Adults appreciate the comfortable, cosy feel.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "We put a lot of disinfectants around but it still seemed to be there."

    Also the electric went off and we used the switch to overide it. Must have been a fuse. The kitchen tap has a leak, i expect you know this as it is a very old type tap. It seemed fairly well looked after and improved.

    Reviewed by JoyceMay 2021

  • "Having read the previous feedback, I did not have high expectations of this accommodation."

    A visitor at Christmas (sorry can't remember the name was the best. It is not new - the property is over 100 years old! It has been updated, and is comfortable. All the mattresses were new. We did experience a maintenance issue, a blocked bath drain and a dripping tap, which we reported to Celeste, the owner. A workman arrived within 24 hours and you can't ask for more than that. (The repair took somewhat longer - but that is a long story and does not reflect on either the property or Celeste) It is also possible to park a small car (Toyota Prius fits) on the drive, which was a plus. It is suggested by a previous visitor you can park on the white markings across the drive. We did not put this to the test, given the Highway Code says different! The properties top billing is direct access (2 - 3 minute walk) to the dog friendly part of Cromer beach. The walk to town is just as quick. A great property to choose if you have children. We happily recommend it and would visit again.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "This was our second time at The Dingle and it met all expectations."

    Holiday was easy to book and due to Covid 19 we were kept well informed of the situation. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2020

  • "On a positive note, we had a lovely week at the house and would re book."

    Because the house is comfortable rather than pristene, it was relaxing with our four teenagers. We really appreciated the two sitting rooms with TV and the good wifi. The beds were comfortable. The bedding was new and cheerful. The house was mainly clean. The paintwork was in good condition, it looks like it's been recently renewed. The kitchen units and appliances are fairly new and all work. There is plenty of crockery for a large group. We appreciated the milk, tea and coffee on arrival. There's no guest book so I thought I would let you know about a few minor issues that need remedying. No bulb in side light in main sitting room Broken door handle on inside of ground floor bedroom Conservatory door misaligned with frame and needs adjusting No airer to dry clothes indoors. Ensuite shower head very poor water stream Ensuite toilet needs new cistern seal as it sometimes constantly refills JVC television in main sitting room has damage to display, a stripe across the screen Piano needs tuning Toilet door has a sharp metal edge by catch which catches clothing and could cut you Missing lightbulb in single bedroom Toilet seat unstable Main oven needs servicing, it does not cook food in time given on packaging, not hot enough Clothes line in garden needs stabilising Garden would benefit from a gardener, some rubbish in edges, dead leaves etc Garden furniture needs cleaning Information file would benefit from more local information Bedrooms very hot in summer, each would benefit from a fan. There are only two teaspoons! The large cupboard in the dining rooms needs sorting out, it's fascinating but we are not sure the owner intended to leave personal effects. We couldn't find a broom, it would have been useful to sweep up sand.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2020

  • "This is not a modern white glossed tiled property."

    If you go expecting that you will be disappointed. What you will find is a property that feels like a home. Yes some of it is a bit tired but that only adds to the charm. 3 minutes from the beach 5 minutes from town the location is perfect. We had a couple of issues on arrival but text to the owner and all sorted within an hour. The property gives you the space for a large gathering and in the summer the garden would be fantastic. All in all we had a great stay and would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2019

  • "The bathrooms were clean, the bedding and towels were clean, as for everything else, nothing was!"

    ! I have never been anywhere so shabby and grimey. The washing up bowl needs to be thrown away, every door handle and door in the whole place needs washing down, every skirting board is covered with dust and fluff, which must have taken months/years to get that bad. The sofa's are only fit for the tip!! Every mirror had been wipes with a wet cloth, so are smeared. The picture over the room we were in on the ground floor has mould on it as to most window frames, which also all need cleaning. The garden is not secure for dogs, so each time they needs to go out we had to take them on leads, also the house maybe dog friendly, but it smelt of dog, my house never smells of dog, and I have two!! We made the best if it as we were there with our son, daughter-in-law and two of our grandsons to celebrate our sons 40th birthday, but never again !!

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2019

  • "Yes - considering the cost of the accommodation these are the comments which I would like to make you aware of 1."

    Fortnightly collection of the refuse bins - both recycling and non recycling. When we arrived for our holiday the recycling bin was full which meant that we had 4 days of recycling waste so that when it was collected it was overflowing on the Wednesday. The non recycling waste was already half full when we arrived which meant that at the end of our holiday the bin was overflowing and this was not due to be emptied for another 4 days. We felt extremely sorry for the families that were due to arrive on Saturday. Hopefully the cleaning company did something to remedy this before the new arrivals. In our opinion because of the size of the accommodation the bins are completely inadequate. 2. Bed linen, pillows and duvets need replacing and updating (better quality of bed linen - all very tired). I also do not consider two tea towels sufficient - at home I would use one per day. 3. On departure my daughter stripped the bed linen in the ensuite room and noticed that the sheet was in fact stained/soiled. Had we have noticed this at the start of the holiday we would have alerted the cleaning company. On a positive point, the location was excellent and generally the accommodation was spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and its location for the beach and town centre ideal."

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2019

  • "The Dingle is a lovely house in the perfect location for the beach and we enjoyed our stay."

    There are a few things that could be improved to make the stays of future clients more enjoyable. The description of the house was a bit misleading in regards to the bedroom layout. It needs to be made clear that the only bathroom/toilet facility upstairs is an en-suite meaning that the occupants of the other two upstairs bedrooms need to go downstairs for the shower and toilet. The overall cleanliness of the property could be improved. There was a lot of dust and whilst the floors in the kitchen and conservatory had been hoovered when I wiped up some spilt water it became obvious they were very dirty. Some of the interior doors didn’t shut properly or were very difficult to open once shut. The garden could be a very lovely place to relax on a sunny day but it was very messy with uncut grass and lots of weeds. We did enjoy our stay at the Dingle and with a bit of care and attention to detail all the above are easily rectified and could make this a perfect holiday destination.

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2019

  • "It was a great base for all age family like ours from 1 to nearly 70"

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2019

  • "This was our 4th visit to the Dingle & we've already booked our 5th!"

    Plenty of room for a family of 6 adults. We had a problem with the Internet which was sorted very quickly by the owner. The Dingle is very close to the centre of Cromer but really peaceful. Thank you for another lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2019

  • "If the cleaners had been in this property they very sadly did not do a very good job, the kitchen Butler sink had not been cleaned and neither had the toilets and as there were no cleaning products I had to go out and buy bleach."

    There were cobwebs every where. The towels provided were not adequate for adults as we were expecting bath sheets Not hand towels. The garden in my opinion is not pet safe as my dog escaped into next doors garden via the Apple trees and could have quite easily got through the bars in the gates. Overall this house seems to be sadely neglected which is such a shame as it is in a brilliant location for the town centre pubs,restaurants and sightseeing.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2018

  • "Property was ideally placed close to beach and shopping,parking outside garage on road."

    The amenities in the kitchen were not clean,the oven was dirty the grill pan grid was dirty and didn’t have a handle. The microwave was also dirty the cutlery draw was over crowded with implements and some items were rusty and dirty and not useable,we had to eat out most of the time as we couldn’t use the kitchen.the oven trays were rusty and dirty. The bottom of the toilet was brown and unsightly inside. The garden was overgrown with fallen apples over the ground most of which were rotting.

    Reviewed by JosephSep 2018

  • "Had a great holiday the location was ideal for the beach and town."

    Great place to stay had a fantastic time

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2018

  • "I must say one of the best places we have stayed in Cromer great location beautiful house will definitely be booking again for next year highly recommended."

    Reviewed by KimberleyJun 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dingle, which was ideal for a family holiday with comfortable bedrooms, two sitting rooms for relaxation and an ideal location close to the seafront."

    We were also fascinated to hear about the dancing career of the owner's late mother.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2018

  • "Your website is clear & easy to use."

    I've never had any problems booking my holidays. This was our third time at The Dingle & I've already booked for next year! The cottage is clean, comfy, homely & in a perfect position for a stroll into Cromer.

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2018

  • "Very large, spacious property."

    Most of the garden was secure but iron scroll type of gates meant we were not able to let our dog in the garden without a lead, had he seen something of interest, he would have easily got out. There was a lack of information book and visitor comment book. There isn't a shaver point in the ensuite or bathroom. There were bedside lights but very limited sockets to enable use. The television in the downstairs bedroom did not work - maybe a matter of needing new battery in the remote control? The property is very convenient for the town centre and beach yet a very pleasant quiet area.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMar 2018

  • "The Location could not be bettered, however on arrival the inside of the porch was very wet due to a leak in the ceiling the house was very cold with condensation running down the windows, there was no information re the location or operation of the central heating the room which had the bed settee in was awful and very cold and the bed settee had very little bedding we had to use some of of other beds, there was a couple of bulbs missing from lights, cleanliness left much to be desired all pots pans and cutlery had to be washed before use."

    there was mouldy bread in the bread bin and sweets on the lounge floor from previous occupants the table cloth was stained, we had to bag our rubbish and leave in the conservatory as the bins were over flowing. however we made the best of a bad experience and enjoyed our visit to Cromer . We feel that with a little TLC this property could be a real Gem. Sorry to be so negative but this is what we experienced.

    Reviewed by FrankDec 2017

  • "This home was so well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a special family holiday."

    We rented this for xmas and had the best time. Will definitely be back thank you

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2017

  • "Lovely homely house, really close to beach and town, all we needed for our multigenerational family holiday."

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2017

  • "The temperature in the cottage was just right,making for a very comfortable stay."

    It was nice to have 2 lounges so that we could avoid the TV if we wished to read. It was lovely being able to walk to the sea within a few minutes. A tray under the draining rack to stop water dripping onto the floor would be useful. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Dingle. Thank you. With our best wishes, Jean and family

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2016

  • "Spacious layout for 3 young boys with nice garden and within easy walking distance of sea and town"

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2016

  • "Lovely house with a homely feel."

    There was plenty of space for all 9 of us. It sits in a great location. We will definitely be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by NicolaNov 2015

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The property

A superb, detached cottage set within a beautiful suntrap garden, located just a short walk from an abundance of restaurants, interesting shops and the beach of the popular Norfolk town of Cromer.

This wonderful cottage has been lovingly renovated and furnished to offer comfortable accommodation throughout.

The ground floor provides a generous living space for families and friends to gather together and enjoy fun and relaxation, as does the garden during the warmer months.

You can enjoy family meals in the centrally-located dining room, set close to the well-equipped kitchen, or why not sit back and relax in one of the two sitting rooms?

There’s also a conservatory, ideal for breakfast or a relaxed morning coffee whilst planning your day.

The bedrooms provide spacious and flexible sleeping arrangements, with a ground floor twin and a sofa bed in the second lounge, whilst on the first floor you’ll find a double, single and a twin with an en-suite bathroom.

This Cromer cottage offers plenty to do close by, with a nearby golf course, and the beach, town centre and fabulous pier all just a stone's throw away.

Cromer is perfect for exploring both the North Norfolk coastline and the Norfolk Broads, not to mention all the wonderful inland villages and the historic city of Norwich.

This holiday cottage will make you want to return again and again; the perfect base for both friends and families seeking a welcoming seaside escape.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room (seats 6)
  • Sitting room (seats 8)
  • Second sitting room (seats 3) with sofa bed and dining area (seats 6)
  • Conservatory (seats 4).
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture (seats 4)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: Dining table in second sitting room can easily be moved into main dining room
  • Note: Max 7 adults and 2 children up to 12 years

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About the location

CROMER

Sheringham 4 miles; Holt 10 miles.

The popular North Norfolk seaside town of Cromer is known for its wonderful clifftop promenade, with attractive, colourful gardens and seating areas ideally placed for enjoying the stunning panoramic views over the sea. Cromer has a lovely, sandy Blue Flag beach where both children and adults can spend hours building sand castles, swimming, sunbathing or investigating the tidal pools in search of interesting sea creatures, which include young Cromer crabs. Cromer is proud of its beautiful Victorian pier, offering theatre shows, a museum and an RNLI lifeboat station, which is open to visitors and where you can learn about Cromer’s long lifeboat history. The town centre offers a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants, public houses and amusements, while local golf courses can be found at Cromer, Sheringham and West Runton. This part of North Norfolk offers many places of interest to visit, including the National Trust’s Sheringham Park and Felbrigg Hall, both enjoying wonderful woodland areas for walks and picnics, along with the Norfolk Shire Horse Centre, Amazona Zoo and the Hilltop Outdoor Adventure Centre. Take a nostalgic journey on a steam train at nearby Sheringham, or spend a day driving or cycling along North Norfolk’s beautiful coastline, stopping off to explore its salt marshes and nature reserves rich with birdlife. A lovely holiday location for all!

Region Information

Note: Max 7 adults and 2 children up to 12 years.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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